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Dr. Larry Gottlieb

Dentistry
Bridgeport, CT
42 years experience

Locations

Office

Bridgeport, CT

Address

4697 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Dentistry

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96 Answers
153 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Time: As long as there is no infection it can take up to 2 weeks for your lip to heal . Time can be the best medicine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sometimes: The nerves are all connectied in the head and neck so yes you can feel a problem tooth as an ear ache. Especially if the problem tooth is in the low... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Valium: Usually intravenous valium is used. Very safe when administered by a trained professional.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
See your Dentist: You may have periodontal (gum) disease. Puffy, bleeding and red to purple color is an indicator for this. Get an examination and proper diagnosis.
A female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Gum disease?: Bad breath can be caused by several factors. Cavities are not usually one of them. However plaque buildup and gum disease are a common cause of bad ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: The sugar in the cookies is food for the bacteria that cause cavities. If you brush right after you eat it will lessen any negetive effects.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Why ?: The slight discomfort from getting the injection is much less than what you could feel. Have the anasthetic.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Allergic?: Yes if you have an allergy to it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sinuses?: I agree with the previous anwser that it could be tmj. It also could be a sinus problem so go to an ear nose and throat specialist and get checked.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Bleaching: You can bleach your teeth. First have a cleaning and check up to insure that your mouth is as healthy as it can be. There are several methods for bl... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
See your dentist: There are many reasons you may see a dark spot in your mouth. Most are not problem and are easily diagnosed and treated if needed. However you need... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Second opinion: If you are unsure as to what is happening get a second opinion. It certainly can be that the root canal treatment is ok and there is another cause. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possibly and ulcer: You may have an ulcer. Any break in the lining of the digestive tract exposes the underlying layers of the digestive tract. If it is not gone in 1... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
32: A full adult dentition is 32 teeth. Many people get their wisdom teeth removed so then there would be 28. There are times that a wisdom tooth, a low... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Other symptoms?: Not feeling cold on a tooth is not an indication that you need a root canal unless there are other symptoms associated with the tooth. What is seen o... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Reasonable: That sounds reasonable. There may be a fracture that is difficult to diagnose. If it has not gotten better in several months i agree it may not be s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Infection or trauma: Numbness and swelling can be a sign of infection. If you did not experience and trauma to your lip and you cannot explain it go to the dentist. See ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
ENT: Since you already saw the dentist i would go to an ear nose and throat specialist. Your symptoms may be related to your sinuses.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ibuprofen: Take 400 mgs of Ibuprofen every 4-6 hours till the antibiotics start to work..
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: The term "gum disease" covers a wide range of problems from mild to severe. Bleeding is an indication of inflammation in the gums. Probably due to p... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Time: If this came on suddenly it could be a muscle spasm. It also could be a problem in the tm joint. The joint that controls your lower jaw. See your d... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Time: The oldest of all medicines is to give it time to resolve. In fact many times TMJ symptoms will resolve on their own in time. So it may have been tm... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Calculus build up always has an overlying layer of plaque on it. This as well as inflammation or infection in the gums can cause bad breath. Have a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Other causes: I would see your dentist to see if there is a dental cause for these recurring. If there is not i would see your physician for an evaluation.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Beta Prostate: As a 59 year old male I have also had BPH symptoms. I have used a product with beta sitosterol with success. This is much more concentrated and shou... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
See your dentist: What you are describing could be anything from just some stain on the teeth to the start of cavities. Take your son to a pediatric dentist to be eval... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Yes: Flap surgery is a relatively minor procedure compared to other surgeries. However is is still surgery and you should be prepared for some discomfort ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Oral Surgeon: See an oral surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment. It is unusual for bone to be exposed like that for 3 weeks.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Probably: Antibiotics change the bacterial balance in all parts of the body. In all likelihood this is due to the antibiotics. See your childs pediatricians ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen): You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. Whatever your pediatrician would recommend.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Cold sore: It is possible that you have an ulcer caused by a virus. A "cold sore" perhaps. If it does not go away in 2 weeks go see your physician. Ulcers no ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Pain meds: You can take an over the counter pain medicine. Ibuprofen is fairly good if you can take NSAID medicines. However pain in a tooth is caused by somet... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
YES YES YES: Regular cleanings and check ups are most important while you have braces on. The difficulty in removong the plaque can lead not only to cavities but... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Time: You will be fine as long as you keep taking your antibiotics and give yourself time to heal. Yes you can use a chlorhexadine mouthwash. Just rinse ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Sinuses? Tonsils?: Bad breath can certainly come from plaque build up on the teeth or other places in the mouth such as the tongue or tonsils. It can also come from sin... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
See your dentist: You symptoms coud be caused by many things. One thought is by an infection. However you need to see a dentist or physician to get a diagnosis and tr... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Possible: Certainly if food or other debris gets caught in the furcation you can get an abscess. Your oral hygiene at home is paramount for preventing this fro... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Implant Replacement: There are times when extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant supported crown may be the better choice. You are not preparing the teeth ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Minimal: The radiation dosage in dental xrays is minimal. There are no rules as to when xrays should be taken. Your dentist will evaluate your susceptibilit... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Occur together: As opposed to gum disease causing heart disease. They are both inflammatory diseased that can occur at the same time. Having severe periodontal dise... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
An x ray: You need an xray to see if there is a residial infection on the tooth that had the root canal. You also could have periodontal disease. See your den... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Direct pressure: The best way to stop any sort of bleeding is direct pressure. In the mouth bite on a gauze pad for at least 30 minutes. This usually controls the pr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Dental X ray: Dental xrays have very little radiation. Especially if they are digital.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Crown the tooth: I agree that teeth that have had root canals can break for many reasons. Molars are usually restored with a crown to protect the tooth from breakage.... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not much: The radiation you receive these days from a panoramic x ray or a full mouth of individual xrays is very little. Especially if the x rays are digital.... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Ask your friends: Personal referral is always best.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Packing: If indeed you have a dry socket your dentist can pack the extraction site with a medication to relieve the pain. You may need to have the packing cha... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Time: If indeed you have a TMJ and muscle pain problem then 90% of the time it will go away. In the 10% of the time it does not go away on its own you may ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Antibiotics: If you are travelling with antibiotics you can take them. You will control an infection if it exists.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Teething?: It may be that the same tooth on both sides is ready to erupt. Very often just before a tooth comes into the mouth there can be what weems to be a sw... Read More

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Jun 19, 2013
I have known Larry for over 15 years and he is an excellent dentist, for whom I gladly recommend to friends and family.
Jun 20, 2013
Dr. Gottlieb is a very knowledgeable and dedicated dentist with common sense answers and advice.
Mar 20, 2015
Great doc!!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! There is a health center, I just have to pay 50$you each visit ...hard to do. I'll try. My jaw hurts too. Can this turn serious?
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! it went away actually like 15mins ago I have two bad wisdom Im getn out in the morning Ima let my dentist know.
HealthTap member
Thank you so much. I forgot to mention that my condition started maximum of 4 years ago, gets worse time to time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University College of Dentistry
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Best Dentist Fairfield County 2011, 2012
Top Dentist, First Place, Connecticut - Winter
2013
Top Dentist, First Place, Connecticut - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Dental Assn., Connecticut State Dental Assn.,
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